Monthly Archives: December 2021

Call to Participation in the Father’s Work of Reconciliation

[Homily:  Alumni Homecoming Mass, Assumption Chapel, Dec 30, 2021.] We come together this morning in celebration of many things.  First, we are still within the octave of Christmas.  We come together still in celebration of the coming of our Lord, … Continue reading

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The Beloved Disciple

[Homily: Mass on the Feast of St. John the Apostle, December 27, 2021.] Just a few words on John the Apostle, whose feast we celebrate today.  John was the son of the fisherman, Zebedee.  His brother was James.  Their cousins … Continue reading

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Between Advent and Christmas, the Incarnation

[Homily: University Advent-Christmas Mass, December 20, 2021.] Before we put our university operations on pause for the Christmas Holiday, we are happy to come together as a University community for this Advent-Christmas celebration.  We come together first for this Mass, … Continue reading

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The Holiness and Majesty of God Manifested in his Glory

[Homily:  16 December 2021.  Simbanggabi.] In our first reading today we hear again from the Prophet Isaiah.  Since Isaiah is so important for the celebration of Advent and Christmas, on this first day of Simbanggabi let’s focus on this profound … Continue reading

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Till the Ends of the Earth

[Homily.  Feast of St. Francis Xavier and First Friday.   Dec 5, 2021] In today’s Preface, the prayer of special thanksgiving in the Mass, we pray: …you called St. Francis, a son of the emerging Society of Jesus,and set his heart … Continue reading

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